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Ex-official under Shah is assassinated in Paris

Gunmen firing from a car Tuesday assassinated an exiled Iranian general and his brother on a fashionable Paris street. The victims were opponents of the government of the Iranian leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a police spokesman said.

The general, Galahalik Oveissi, was the martial law administrator in Tehran under the late Shah. He was known as the ''Butcher of Tehran'' because of violent measures he proposed to be taken against anti-Shah demonstrators.

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